The Lacuna

  • Filename: the-lacuna.
  • ISBN: 0062206478
  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial



In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist—and of art itself.

Prodigal Summer

  • Filename: prodigal-summer.
  • ISBN: 006227404X
  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics



Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

The Bean Trees

  • Filename: the-bean-trees.
  • ISBN: 034911417X
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Time Warner Books UK



Plucky Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an old car and heads west. But midway across the country motherhood catches up with her when she becomes the guardian of an abandoned baby girl she calls Turtle. In Tuscon they encounter an extraordinary array of people, and with their help, Taylor builds herself and her sweet, stunned child a life.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

  • Filename: hunger-makes-me-a-modern-girl.
  • ISBN: 0349007926
  • Release Date: 2015-11-05
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Carrie Brownstein
  • Publisher:



Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one of the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as "America's best rock band" by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one's true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Pigs in Heaven

  • Filename: pigs-in-heaven.
  • ISBN: 9780571283286
  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Prodigal Summer

  • Filename: prodigal-summer.
  • ISBN: 9780061839924
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

Flight Behavior

  • Filename: flight-behavior.
  • ISBN: 9781443413015
  • Release Date: 2012-11-06
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.

Bad Indians

  • Filename: bad-indians.
  • ISBN: 1597142018
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Deborah A. Miranda
  • Publisher: Heyday Books



This book leads readers through a troubled past using the authors family circle as a touch point and resource for discovery of much more. Personal and strong, these stories present an evocative new view of the shaping of California. and the role of the Mission period in the lives of all California Indians. The result is a work of literary art that is wise, angry, and playful all at once

Animal Vegetable Miracle 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Filename: animal-vegetable-miracle-10th-anniversary-edition.
  • ISBN: 0062653059
  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial



A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's New York Times bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain. Since its publication in 2007, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has captivated readers with its blend of memoir and journalistic investigation. Newly updated with original pieces from the entire Kingsolver clan, this commemorative volume explores how the family's original project has been carried forward through the years. When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. Since 2007, their scheme has evolved enormously. In this new edition, featuring an afterword composed by the entire Kingsolver family, Barbara's husband, Steven, discusses how the project grew into a farm-to-table restaurant and community development project training young farmers in their area to move into sustainable food production. Camille writes about her decision to move back to a rural area after college, and how she and her husband incorporate their food values in their lives as they begin their new family. Lily, Barbara's youngest daughter, writes about how growing up on a farm, in touch with natural processes and food chains, has shaped her life as a future environmental scientist. And Barbara writes about their sheep, and how they grew into her second vocation as a fiber artist, and reports on the enormous response they've received from other home-growers and local-food devotees. With Americans' ever-growing concern over an agricultural establishment that negatively affects our health and environment, the Kingsolver family's experiences and observations remain just as relevant today as they were ten years ago. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a modern classic that will endure for years to come. “Cogent and illuminating...Without sentimentality, this book captures the pulse of the farm and the deep gratification it provides, as well as the intrinsic humor of the situation.”—Janet Maslin, New York Times

Slade House

  • Filename: slade-house.
  • ISBN: 9781473616677
  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

Touch Not the Cat

  • Filename: touch-not-the-cat.
  • ISBN: 9781444715040
  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mary Stewart
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with 'the gift' of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley's father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court's secrets. What did her father's message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth? Bryony. Tell Bryony. The cat, it's in the cat on the pavement. The map. The letter. In the brook. Tell Bryony. My little Bryony to be careful. Danger. An exceptional novel of dark family secrets, Touch Not the Cat was one of the last of Mary Stewart's classic mid-century gothic romances and features an incredible heroine with an unusual ability...

The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Filename: the-epic-of-gilgamesh.
  • ISBN: 0140449191
  • Release Date: 2002-12-31
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Andrew George
  • Publisher: Penguin



Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

So Much for That

  • Filename: so-much-for-that.
  • ISBN: 9780007351886
  • Release Date: 2010-03-18
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



An extraordinary novel from the Orange Prize winning author of ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’.

The Film Book

  • Filename: the-film-book.
  • ISBN: 0756686768
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Ronald Bergan
  • Publisher: DK



"The ultimate guide to movies, directors, and genres; Charts the history of cinema from its origins as a carnival sideshow to the latest CGI technology; Profiles 100 of the world's most important directors, with a critical appraisal of their films; Examines 100 of the most influential movies ever made; Includes movie trivia, and 'Top 10' and 'What to watch' recommendations"--Page 4 of cover.

Designing Visual Interfaces

  • Filename: designing-visual-interfaces.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015002361070
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Kevin Mullet
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



This volume describes the basic design principles (the what and why), common errors, and practical step-by-step techniques (the how) in each of six major areas: elegance and simplicity; scale, contrast, and proportion; organization and visual structure; module and program; image and representation; and style.

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